Are you tired of buying expensive scope covers, just to lose them the first day out, first hunt of the season? I have never had much success keeping a pair of scope covers through an entire hunting season. However, I don't worry about it anymore!
For years I have made scope covers out of used rubber inner tubes, the type used in pickup tires. They are heavy enough to hold up, and 2.5"-3" rubber bands cut from the inner tube are just the right size to fit most rifle scopes and spotting scopes. Simply stretch one over the scope objectives and it stays there, an airtight, watertight, self-conforming cover that snaps off in a flick of the fingers when the need arises. Lost it in the brush? Oh well! Have an extra one or two in your daypack or fanny pack, and you're back in business! One 16" pickup inner tube will make at least 25 scope covers. Usually they can be obtained from tire shops for nothing if they are used; some shops sell them for water toys or snow tubes, but even then you only pay about $5.00 for 25 scope covers. Works for me!
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